WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) will host the 22nd Annual Legislative Summit on March 21-23, 2012, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The Legislative Summit is a signature event hosted by the USHCC that provides a platform for business owners and chamber leaders from across the country to advocate for critical issues that impact their businesses and industries. For the second consecutive year, the 2012 Legislative Summit will include a business matchmaking session, emphasizing and educating attendees about procurement opportunities with federal agencies.
"The USHCC is proud to offer our attendees an invaluable event that allows them to network and develop new business opportunities with federal agencies," says USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. "This event is just one more example of how the USHCC helps Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) forge powerful relationships and ultimately be awarded contracts that will grow their businesses."
The 2012 Federal Agency Procurement Matchmaking Event will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participating Federal agencies and buyers include: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), NBC Universal, Department of Homeland Security/Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, among others. To register for the Federal Agency Procurement Matchmaking Event, visit https://ushcc.mybusinessmatches.com.
This year's Summit also includes the Legislative Summit Opening Reception, Hispanic Business Luncheon, Hill Day and the Celebration of Women Entrepreneurship in America Gala. Attendees will also benefit from a number of focused workshops dedicated to pertinent topics such as Improving Access to Capital, America's Energy Future, U.S. Leadership in the Global Food Economy, and other key issues that are relevant to business owners today. Register for the 22nd Annual Legislative Summit at www.ushcclegislative.com.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $465 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce